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Animals as biotechnology : ethics, sustainability and critical animal studies

Author: Richard Twine
Publisher: London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010.
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In Animals as Biotechnology sociologist Richard Twine places the question of human/animal relations at the heart of sustainability and climate change debates. The book is shaped by the emergence of two contradictory trends within our approach to nonhuman animals: the biotechnological turn in animal sciences, which aims to increase the efficiency and profitability of meat and dairy production; and the emerging field  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Twine, Richard.
Animals as biotechnology.
London ; Washington, DC : Earthscan, 2010
(DLC) 2010010021
(OCoLC)586123086
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Twine
ISBN: 9781849776356 1849776350
OCLC Number: 669519401
Description: 1 online resource (vi, 222 pages)
Contents: Acknowledgements; Introduction: From the Sciences of Meat to Critical Animal Studies; Sociology and Animal Studies; Political Engagement? Burawoy's Sociology and Critical Animal Studies; Concepts for Critical Animal Studies: Intersectionality and Posthumanism; Animals as Biotechnology; Part I The Animal and the Ethical; Chapter 1 Undomesticating the Ethical; Chapter 2 Towards a Critical Bioethics; Chapter 3 Thinking Across Species in the Ethics of 'Enhancement'; Part II Capitalizing on Animals; Chapter 4 Animal Biotechnology and Regulation.
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